Art in Action
Lafayette parents currently teach art to grades K-3 through a program funded by the
PTA called Art in Action. There are 12 lessons for the school year that use famous
masterpieces as teaching tools. Parents lead each class and then help with set up
and clean up. This is a great way to be actively involved in your child's classroom
and interact directly with the students. An art background is NOT required.
You do not need any artistic skills to volunteer for this program. Training is
provided at the beginning of the school year.
Estimated people needed
Different roles needed, including services
Teach AiA lessons to students.Coordinate lesson schedule with the classroom teacher.
Attend fall training workshop.
Arrive before the lesson to help set out art supplies.
Assist with clean up of supplies and storage of art project.
The time commitment involved is 2 to 4 hours a month, during the school day.
Date and time determined by volunteers and teacher in the Fall.
More Information about Art in Action
Lafayette parents brought Art in Action to Lafayette Elementary at the beginning of the 2006/2007 school year.
The program was funded through a grant from the Lafayette PTA. There are 12 lessons for the school year.
Parents lead each class and help with set up and clean up.
From the Art in Action web page
Art in Action is a Bay Area nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing visual arts education to the classroom.
The Art in Action program enriches the lives of thousands of students each year through an engaging, hands-on
curriculum that teaches art history, art appreciation, and art techniques. A leading visual arts provider for
over 25 years, Art in Action currently serves more than 16,000 K-8 students in over 60 schools throughout San Mateo,
San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Alameda counties. Through the training and support of educators, Art in Action seeks
to make visual art an integral part of every student's classroom experience.
Click here for the Art in Action FAQ
Click here for the Art in Action Volunteer Sign Up Form
Click here to request more Information